Har"ass transitive verb
; cf. OF. harace
a basket made of cords, harace
,a very heavy and large shield; or harer
to set (a dog) on.
imperfect & past participle Harassed ; present participle & verbal noun Harassing
- To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.
[Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.
Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care.
Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt.
Syn. -- To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry; disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex; molest; trouble; disturb; torment.